A Choshu  boy's sword and a Tanba boy's sword The first by Ishido Masahira, dated 1839, the second by Yoshimichi, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

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Lot 391
A Choshu boy's sword and a Tanba boy's sword
The first by Ishido Masahira, dated 1839, the second by Yoshimichi, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century

Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

Arts of the Samurai

30 Oct 2017, 14:00 EDT

New York

Property from a private collection, sold to benefit the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon
A Choshu boy's sword and a Tanba boy's sword
The first by Ishido Masahira, dated 1839, the second by Yoshimichi, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
The first hozukuri, iorimune, toriizori, chu-gissaki, forged in tightly packed ko-itame hada mixed with mokume hada with a gunome midare with jinie, ashi and sunagashi and a ko-maru boshi, the tang ubu with kiri file marks, two holes and signed Choshu Ishido Masahira tsukuru kore and dated Tenpo junen sangatsu hi (A day in the third month of 1839), one-piece silver-foil habaki, 20in (50.7cm) long, the koshirae comprising a lacquer saya decorated in mura-nashiji and fitted with shakudo hardware carved with crashing waves and highlighted with gold spots of foam, the tsuka with fuchi-gashira decorated to match and gold and shakudo menuki carved as mounted samurai, the yamagane mokko tsuba decorated with vines and cherry blossoms in katakiri-bori and gold nunome-zogan and applied with a shakudo rim; the second honzukuri, iorimune, chu-gissaki, toriizori forged in ko-itame, the tempered edge ko-choji midare and gunome midare with ashi, yo and utsuri executed in nie and nioi, the hamon changing to suguha at the hamachi, the boshi midarekomi, the tang ubu with sujikai file marks and one hole, signed Tanba no kami Yoshimichi, one-piece gold-foil habaki, 15 1/4in (38.6cm) long, in a shirasaya (wood storage scabbard)

Footnotes

  • The second sword is by a later generation Yoshimichi.
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A Choshu  boy's sword and a Tanba boy's sword The first by Ishido Masahira, dated 1839, the second by Yoshimichi, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
A Choshu  boy's sword and a Tanba boy's sword The first by Ishido Masahira, dated 1839, the second by Yoshimichi, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century
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